Injury prevention


March 12, 2000

Don't play too much. Children on more than one team risk overuse injuries such as repetitive stress.

Swelling with associated pain and limited motion means possible serious injury, which is especially true in children.

Ice is the universal first aid for minor injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises. Regular ice packs, not chemical packs, should be all games and practices.

Source: Temple University Hospital

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